Michael Elgin made his debut for Impact Wrestling tonight, immediately catapulting himself into their world title scene.
Brian Cage defeated Johnny Impact to win the Impact World title at tonight’s Rebellion pay-per-view. After the match, Elgin appeared on the stage and made his way to the ring. Following a staredown, Elgin jumped Cage, took the title and gave him the Elgin bomb. He then posed with the title before leaving.
Elgin has been associated with New Japan Pro Wrestling since 2015, winning both the Intercontinental and NEVER titles on one occasion. He did not re-sign with the company earlier this year and left last month on March 24, teaming with Colt Cabana and Toa Henare to defeat Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Shota Umino. His contract officially expired on 4/1.
Since leaving NJPW, Elgin has mostly worked the Canadian independent scene. He’s also previously worked for Ring of Honor, where he held their world championship on one occasion.